|The Fancy Mommy's New Carpool "Tag," a 10" x 20" Pillow|
|Samuel & Sons Dolce Marabout in Candy Apple|
|Annoying 5/8" Trim Lip|
I decided to hand baste this trim to the edges of my pillow front so I could offset it by approximately an eighth of an inch. Was this really necessary? Would we have noticed and missed that 1/4" difference in the finished size of this pillow? Probably not, but it never even occurred to me to just make the pillow slightly smaller. I had already ordered a custom down/feather insert for this (feel free to roll your eyes at me), and my supplier already oversizes their inserts by about an inch to ensure that the pillow covers don't sag. I had also already cut away my corners to prevent the "dog eared" look, so that removed even more space from the pillow cover... Whatever.
|Cutting Away Excess Fabric at the Corners to Prevent "Dog Ears"|
|Offset Trim Hand-Basted to the Pillow Front|
|Horrendous Tension Abounds; Trim Basted Offset from Edge|
|#6 Bridal Zipper on the Left, Regular Invisible Zipper on the Right|
|Inserting #6 Invisible Bridal Zipper with #45 Invisible Zipper Foot, Coils Too Big for Groove|
All's well that ends well, right? At least SOMETHING is finished!